- Supreme Science and Classical Qigong – Ages 18+
- Yoga – Ages 13+
- Pilates – Adults
- Tai Chi – Adults
- Nia Technique – Adults
- ZUMBA® fitness class – Ages 12+
- ZUMBA® and Zumba Toning® – Ages 12+
- Introduction to Hooping and Hoop Dance – All Ages
- The Health Benefits of Low-Intensity Vibration – Adults
- Art-genuity: The Creator Series – All Ages
Supreme Science and Classical Qigong – Ages 18+
1st and 3rd Thursday of every month, 7:15 – 8:15pm
Qigong is a health practice that improves blood flow, energy levels, and reduces stress. It has been medically shown to increase immune response in cancer patients, and improve blood flow in diabetics. This form of qigong is also used to help wounded warriors cope with PTSD, and to reduce withdrawal symptoms in addiction recovery clinics. Qigong is a system of exercise that can be done by any age group, and has also reduced geriatric falls by 40 percent in clinical environments, and it’s FUN! In a 45-miunute session, a participant burns as many calories as if they had briskly walked 4 miles! This is due to the way the exercise increases peripheral blood flow, which is a no-impact exercise!
If you want to live to 100, practice Qigong. -Dr. Oz
Session: 10 weeks
Class Size: Minimum 5, Maximum 18
More Information: Visit www.qigong.com to learn more about Qigong, and www.qigongreview.com for instructor experiences and full biography.
Roy MacDonald RN is Supreme Science Level 3 Certified nationally. He has competed internationally in Karate representing the United States, placing in tournaments in which over 60 countries were represented (Konishi cup Australia, Anaheim International among them). After serving in the armed forces, he transitioned into internal arts to help cope with his own PTSD, eventually becoming an instructor so that he could help others with the art he has come to love. He also teaches privately, and is excited to have the opportunity to provide qigong to more of the community locally.
Yoga – Ages 13+
Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:45 – 7:00pm, First Saturday of the month, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Please join us for a 75-minute Hatha influenced yoga class focusing on strength, flexibility, balance, energy and relaxation. The practice of yoga is about happiness and mindfulness. As we stretch and strengthen we also gain a sense of peace and expansion. Classes are designed for beginners and intermediate practitioners alike. First time yoga students are welcome! Bring your own mat. Class passes available.
Class Size: Minimum 2, Maximum 20
Students know Meredith for her passion for making Yoga accessible and enjoyable for everyone. She encourages students to learn in their personal style, whether it is auditory, visually or kinesthetically. Meredith believes teachers don’t make things happen, they let things happen and it is her goal to create an environment for you to embrace your full potential. Meredith trained at the Himalaya Yoga Valley Institute in Goa, India, a 200/500 hr school recognized by the Yoga Alliance. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Meredith has also trained in restorative Yoga at Kripalu and holds a Pilates certification from Core Pilates in NYC.
ZUMBA® Fitness Class – Ages 12+
Saturdays 10:30 – 11:30am
The Zumba® workout program fuses Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind FUN fitness program! The goal is simple: for people to want to work out and to enjoy every minute of it. Zumba® participants achieve long-term benefits by attending the one exciting hour of calorie-burning and body-energizing movements. The routines feature interval-training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Zumba® classes are special in that they add Latin flavor and international zest into an ordinary dance workout class, and anyone can participate-there is no RIGHT way to do the moves.
Information about Zumba® can be found at: www.zumba.com.
Robin Goodrich is a licensed Zumba® Instructor who has gone through both Basic 1 & 2, Zumba Gold®, Zumba Step®, and Core technique Specialty Trainings. In addition to leading classes at the CCAC, Robin also leads Zumba Gold® classes at the Westwood Town Hall. She has lead classes at McKie Center in Northside and at the Western Hills Mercy Healthplex. Robin’s one true passion has always been music and Zumba has become a way to enjoy that music and become fit in the process.
Robin loves to motivate and encourage her participants to stay fit and promotes a supportive group of participants. Making a workout a party in disguise is the secret behind Zumba Fitness’ success and popularity. “Ditch the workout, join the party!”
Wear exercise/comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle and plenty of energy!
ZUMBA® and ZUMBA® Toning – Ages 12+
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
The Zumba® workout program fuses Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind FUN fitness program! The goal is simple: for people to want to work out and to enjoy every minute of it. Zumba® participants achieve long-term benefits by attending the one exciting hour of calorie-burning and body-energizing movements. The routines for this class will feature interval-training sessions with an emphasis on low impact moves, and alternate fast and slow rhythms. Three songs will feature resistance training using 1 lb Zumba hand weights to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Zumba hand weights will be provided. Songs can also be done without weights. Zumba® classes are special in that they add Latin flavor and international zest into an ordinary dance workout class, and anyone can participate-there is no RIGHT way to do the moves. Come join the party and DANCE LIKE NO ONE’S WATCHING!
More Information: Wear comfortable clothes, shoes designed for either court, cross training or aerobic dance (avoid running shoes) and bring a water bottle and plenty of energy! Some people also like to bring a small towel.
Come enjoy the pure fun of Zumba with me! I have taken part in many sytles of aerobic based dance exercise and studies some form of dance (ballet, jazz, modern, belly dancing), but nothing compares to Zumba. I am currently certified by the Aerobic and Fitness Association of American in group exercise instruction. I am also licensed to teach the following Zumba classes: Basic, Step, Toning and Gold. I have completed additional education in core, glutes, gold toning and pro-skills provided by Zumba. I have an advanced degree in the health industry and a strong personal interest in disease and injury prevention. I believe than a healthy active lifestyle is a vital element of enjoying life!
Pilates – Adults
Mondays, 9:30 – 10:30am, Thursdays, 6:30 – 7:30pm, Fridays, 9:00 – 10:00am
More Information: Beginning on Monday, June 3, the Monday classes will begin at 9:00 – 10:00am
Maintaining a connection between mind, body and form has been a focus throughout Barbara Sferra’s life. She participated in gymnastics from Jr. High School through College. She took her first dance class at the age of 22 and has been dancing ever since. She was introduced to Pilates as a means to strengthen her core and improve her overall movement and well-being. In August 2008, Barbara received her Pilates certification from Pendleton Pilates, where she currently teaches Group and Private Reformer Classes, Mat Classes, and Initial Consultations. Professionally, Barbara has a background in Employee Relations and Training, and currently gives back to the community through various volunteer activities.
Nia Technique – Adults
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:00pm
The Nia technique is an expressive body-mind movement and fitness program incorporating dance, martial arts and healing arts, including yoga. It is a cardiovascular program that uses whole-body, expressive, grounded movement. Nia is adaptable to most levels of fitness, age and body types.
More Information: Beginning the week of June 1, Nia Technique will only meet on Tuesdays. Thursday classes will resume in the fall.
I discovered Nia in 2003 during my quest for an exercise program that I would stick to for more that three months – six years later, I still love every minute of the magic that is Nia. As a scientist by day, I find that Nia helps balance out my logical and practical side with this creative, expressive, and therapeutic movement form that leaves me feeling energized, centered and happy. I completed my white belt in 2009 and now look forward to sharing the joy of Nia with my students.
Mary Singler is a certified blue belt Nia instructor, a registered Yoga teacher (RYT), and a certified fitness instructor through the American College of Sports Medicine. Mary has taught in many realms of mind and body fitness for 20 years. She holds a master’s degree in health promotion with a focus in cardio-respiratory fitness. Mary spent years in martial arts and other realms of movement but dance has always been her one true love.
Tai Chi Chuan – Adults
Tuesdays, 7:30 – 8:30pm, Fridays, 10:00 – 11:00am
Tai Chi is the slow meditative Chinese martial art practiced to promote health, balance, mental calm and clarity. Come and join us to learn and practice this profound and wonderful art. No previous experience is necessary.
The Tuesday evening sessions will be led by Uri Sella, a resident of Clifton, as a service to the community. Uri has been a serious and dedicated Tai Chi practitioner for the past 15 years, most recently as a student of Master Mok Lau. Uri has taught Tai Chi classes in Israel and in Cincinnati.
Dr. Michael Porte, Ph.D. is a professor emeritus as the University of Cincinnati and an adjunct instructor of tai chi at Cincinnati State. He is certified by Dr. Paul Lam to teach tai chi for arthritis, and seated tai chi and fall prevention.
Drop in class – feel free to come any Tuesday evening. Suggested minimum donation of at least $5 per class.
Send an email to email@example.com and put “Tai Chi” in the subject line. The charge is a contribution to the CCAC of $35 for 12 weeks of classes.
Introduction to Hooping and Hoop Dance – All Ages
Fridays, 4:00 – 5:00pm
Learn or relearn how to hula-hoop and hoop dance. Hooping is a joyful, cardiovascular exercise and beautiful art form that lets souls shine! Class introduces waist hooping, hip hooping, traveling, arms & hands, halo, passing, weave, pick-up, step-through, floating, and corkscrews. Adults and kids of all ages are welcome! Hoops will be available to borrow or buy, or you can bring your own!
Session: 6 Weeks (March 27 – May 1)
Class Size: 6 minimum – 12 maximum
More Information: More info can be found at www.hoop-roots.com
Terri Burch, hoop designer, hoop instructor, hoop dance performer, and founder of Hoop Roots, Inc. in Cincinnati, Ohio has been hoop dancing for six years. She teaches hooping classes to children and adults throughout the city of Cincinnati and in northern Kentucky and at workshops around the Midwest. Terri’s classes focus on flow, proper posture, breathing, dancing, feeling beautiful, and having fun.
The Health Benefits of Low-Intensity Vibration – Adults
Tuesday, March 31, 6:00 – 7:00pm; Friday May 1, 11:30am – 12:30pm
We will review several decades of research that shows that low-intensity vibration offers a safe, low-impact exercise that stimulates muscles and relieves aches and pains throughout the body. This exciting intervention has also been found to reverse the bone and muscle loss that comes with aging. For diabetes, bone density, balance and more, low-intensity vibration is very promising. Each participant will have the chance to experience low intensity vibration for themselves.
Session: 1 class, being offered on two days: March 31 from 6 – 7pm and May 1 from 11:30 – 12:30pm
More Information: Visit www.futurelifenow or call (513) 541-5720
Cynthia Allen is a certified Feldenkrais practitioner. She helps people improve their body-brain connection through movement. People see her to improve posture and gait, recover from injury and neurological trauma/disease, and to reach their potential in sports and the performing arts. She also provides continuing education for movement and rehab professionals across the U.S. and offers certification programs for new teachers. Cynthia can be reached at 513.541.5720, www.futurelifenow.com or email her at CynthiaAllen@futurelifenow.com.
Art-genuity: The Creator Series – All Ages
Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:00pm
The Creator Series is a conscious art workshop providing a holistic approach to art and creation by teaching individuals to empower themselves, recognizing their own artist within. Students are guided on a meditative journey exploring their infinite creative genius through visualization, then are lead to create a mind map, and are then lead to create a symbolic piece of art utilizing different mediums and techniques. Come explore the universe within, bring out new ideas and learn to refine them.
Session: 5 weeks: Session 1 will run March 24 – April 21 and Session 2 will run April 28 – May 26. Each class can be taken individually if desired.
Class Size: 3 minimum, 15 maximum
More Information: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call instructor at (513) 410-7657
Clarence Cruz obtained a B.A. in Art History and Fine Arts and is currently working on a Masters in Art Education. He is an Art Educator at “Saturday Studio” and “The Arts of Life”. Currently a student at the School of Metaphysics.
Erin Payne obtained a B.A. in Photography and Marketing. Passionately studies and practices Holistic Healing. She has held positions as a coach, teacher and trainer. Currently a student and teacher at the School of Metaphysics.